Giles, John Eustace, was born at Dartmouth in 1805, and educated for the ministry at the Baptist College, Bristol. After preaching for a short time at Haverfordwest, he became, in 1830, pastor of the church in Salter's Hall, London. Leaving Baiter's Hall in 1836, he ministered successively at Leeds, Bristol, Sheffield, Bathmines (Dublin), and Clapham Common, London. He died at Clapham Common, June 24, 1875. His prose works include A Funeral Sermon on the Death of Robert Hall; Lectures on Socialism, &c. From childhood he composed hymns and poetical pieces. In 1834, at the request of the Baptist Missionary Committee, he composed a hymn in celebration of Negro emancipation,
and Nos. 9,16, & 24 in their Jubilee Collection, 1842.
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